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navidnavid

10 lessons, 1 hour a piece, for a total of 10,000 baht.... 1,000 baht a lesson....

 

Im a newbie...

 

This is in Bangkok....

 

Are is this on the expensive side? 

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Perthie

I guess the guys might to know lessons in what before commenting?

 

Cheers

 

Perthie

 

EDIT - Just noticed the sub-category - apologies.

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navidnavid

Yea you are right.... these are one on one private golf lessons for a beginner from a pro... at a driving range

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Kanga

Depends on the pro and how good he is at teaching. For Bangkok I would have thought it was on the cheap side.

 

2 good instructors I have used in Pattaya charge 1500baht per 50 minutes with discounts for packages.

 

The biggest issue is whether you will gel with the instructor and if his teaching method suits you. As a suggestion you may want to ask about one introductory lesson first with the promise of a package if it seems ok.

 

Whatever you decide to do best of luck and welcome to the game.

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navidnavid

Good advice on trying one lesson out first to see if I gel with instructor before I dish out the baht for 10 lessons

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farcanal

I think my club pro in Oz charges AUD$44 for half an hour....so you're getting an hour for about $40. Good deal.

Just hope the Thai bloke speaks and understands English....unless you speak Thai of course

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navidnavid

golf clubs are expensive in thailand...compared to usa....

 

i found these.....and for an additional $90 I can have them shipped here...so $245 for new set of golf clubs, or 8575 baht ..........out the door

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wilson-Tour-RX-Mens-Golf-Package-Set-Mens-Right-Handed/391474633858?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41404%26meid%3D84670b2a4e0646e9942dd1926cfe2eed%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D361554794179#shpCntId

 

this would be a beginner set..... what do u think?

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van gogh

Just checked the e-bay site out!.....I had wilsons as my first set too..Good beginners set!

 

For that price  and shipping you can't go wrong........have you played an 18 rd of golf yet?

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LOTTELLEE WINNA

golf clubs are expensive in thailand...compared to usa....

 

i found these.....and for an additional $90 I can have them shipped here...so $245 for new set of golf clubs, or 8575 baht ..........out the door

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wilson-Tour-RX-Mens-Golf-Package-Set-Mens-Right-Handed/391474633858?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41404%26meid%3D84670b2a4e0646e9942dd1926cfe2eed%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D361554794179#shpCntId

 

this would be a beginner set..... what do u think?

It looks like a decent deal....but, you can never be sure of the final price with imported goods. Customs may put an additional 'tax' on your goods (this is despite what the seller/shipping agent says.

 

A few suggestions:

1) Check out the golf new/second hand shop on 3rd road...great stock, but beat them down on price. 

2) Check out the Golf Outlet shop...sometimes have stock they want to shift.

3) Ditto - the store in Central - a couple of years ago they were selling off the same Wilson set for 8,000THB

4) Go around the golf bars and see if they have a spare set they want to sell off

5) Don't buy snide/copy clubs, but don't hesitate to buy knock-off bags and clothing 

6) Advertise in the for sale section of PA, TV etc.

 

Re the lessons, I pay a falang mate in Patts 1kTHB ph (ahem cash) for the occasional lesson. I have also watched the teaching pro at Dianna range...good for beginners.

 

Good luck mate - enjoy.

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navidnavid

van gogh, i've played a few rounds of golf on a Par 3 course....

 

 

I saw these on Craigslist.... I did some research and Homna's are generally pretty expensive... these look like a nice deal, but could be copy's (hence , why so cheap)? 

 

http://bangkok.craigslist.co.th/spo/5983155470.html

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Scuba+

I would say 10 lessons are a bit much. One a month is about right because you need to practice what they tell you. 30 mins lesson is enough, Pattaya Diana driving range is 500 baht a lesson.

 

By the way, I'm selling a Driver and some wedges that would suit you, plus a mate has some Taylormade irons he wants to sell. All will be at a good price. I've just sold my irons.

They are being advertised on bahtsold.com

If you're interested PM me

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van gogh

Had a look around the net at reviews and stuff.......ebay FE 800 R(regular shaft) 218.00 dollars for just the irons...but you get 3 metals in your deal

 

Are you fit and youngish?.....The S means stiff shaft so more suited to  a younger fitter person....

 

Clubs look in good nik........Give him  a call and see where he lives....

 

 

But Lottllee's idea of going into the golf societys around patts and other places is where i'd start!..I lot of desperate/old falangs about....

 

price normal .....Ohh and the bag is a ripper!.......deal looks ok to me but you've gotta put them in your hand and get a feel.

 

Are you tall ....for they are 1 inch over standard?

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Milf4me

Always recommend going to a golf shop and buy a second hand top quality set. Cheap Wilsons will always be cheap Wilsons. A second hand set of Titleists, Taylormade, Clevelands, Callaway will never let you down if been well looked after. And a chance of being fitted which is very very important.

 

Golf isn't cheap in Thailand so your lessons look like reasonable value but ring John Ryves. He's teaching pro at St Andrews 089 2310038. Sure he'll sort you out in Pattaya. And on site with 3 great courses.

 

You are definitely doing the right thing starting with lessons. Number one piece of advise would be to be patient and practice how you've been taught. Don't say but this feels more comfortable. It may but it will be wrong. Doing it correctly is hard but results will be much more rewarding.

 

Relax and enjoy.

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Joethescot

It looks like a decent deal....but, you can never be sure of the final price with imported goods. Customs may put an additional 'tax' on your goods (this is despite what the seller/shipping agent says.

 

A few suggestions:

1) Check out the golf new/second hand shop on 3rd road...great stock, but beat them down on price. 

2) Check out the Golf Outlet shop...sometimes have stock they want to shift.

3) Ditto - the store in Central - a couple of years ago they were selling off the same Wilson set for 8,000THB

4) Go around the golf bars and see if they have a spare set they want to sell off

5) Don't buy snide/copy clubs, but don't hesitate to buy knock-off bags and clothing 

6) Advertise in the for sale section of PA, TV etc.

 

Re the lessons, I pay a falang mate in Patts 1kTHB ph (ahem cash) for the occasional lesson. I have also watched the teaching pro at Dianna range...good for beginners.

 

Good luck mate - enjoy.

Follow the advice given above I couldn't agree more with it. I would certainly go for 2nd hand set to start playing with. Get a pro who will teach you the basics. Don't be scared to got to one or two pro before settling on one that you have a connection with and feel you will enjoy learning with as it can be very frustrating.

 

Lottellee, where exactly is the new and second hand shop on third road. I'm bringing over my own set this time in May which I play with every week. However fancy a three wood as don't carry one much perfer my driver,5 wood and rescue club. Might pop in and see the prices for a 3 wood compared to here in Scotland and put one in my bag as I have a space.

 

Joe

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LOTTELLEE WINNA

Joe - cheaper to buy in Scotland mate. That said, you can sometimes pick up a gem. I bought an old Ping G5 driver (13.5!!) which had been re-shafted.....love it.

On 3rd rd from Central/Klang towards the driving range (nr Pattaya Sport Club)...there are 2 shops (1 only does repair)...it has a big 'PING' sign...about a couple of hundred metres before the range.

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LOTTELLEE WINNA

van gogh, i've played a few rounds of golf on a Par 3 course....

 

 

I saw these on Craigslist.... I did some research and Homna's are generally pretty expensive... these look like a nice deal, but could be copy's (hence , why so cheap)? 

 

http://bangkok.craigslist.co.th/spo/5983155470.html

Mate - all beginners need 'cavity back' clubs; bigger sweet-spot and easier to hit. Those advertised clubs look like 'blades', suited for better players who want to be able to shape the ball flight.

 

Blade left - cavity right

Blade-vs-Cavity-Backs.jpg

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van gogh

If it's the one i passed by on my way to the driving range on third rd (incline hill is where range is.....can't remember name)then the shop is 

between Pattaya Klang(central road) and the driving range......meaning not as far up as range(closer to Soi lengkee &whatnot)

 

But yes i agree........better to get a decent set of 2nd hand clubs..........OP should have 1 lesson with pro at range i'm talking of

Guy is a scotsman from Edinburgh who's lived in pattaya for 20 odd years.....nice amicable guy

 

 

How much extra cash to bring own clubs on plane?......here in aus 20kg limit(which my bag weighs when leaving patts after  a month)not golf bag!

I think 35 kg is the next limit but i'm unsure of the extra charge......

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LOTTELLEE WINNA

Always recommend going to a golf shop and buy a second hand top quality set. Cheap Wilsons will always be cheap Wilsons. A second hand set of Titleists, Taylormade, Clevelands, Callaway will never let you down if been well looked after. And a chance of being fitted which is very very important.

 

Golf isn't cheap in Thailand so your lessons look like reasonable value but ring John Ryves. He's teaching pro at St Andrews 089 2310038. Sure he'll sort you out in Pattaya. And on site with 3 great courses.

 

You are definitely doing the right thing starting with lessons. Number one piece of advise would be to be patient and practice how you've been taught. Don't say but this feels more comfortable. It may but it will be wrong. Doing it correctly is hard but results will be much more rewarding.

 

Relax and enjoy.

Goofd post mate and many pieces of excellent advice. However, for a beginner of around average height, not sure how vital the fitting is.

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navidnavid

Vangogh I've only played a couple rounds on a very fun par3 course....

 

I found a nice set of "cavity"s... for under 2000 baht.. of course used...

 

I'm going to opt with one lesson first....

 

 

 

Thanks for all of the excellent advice guys...really appreciate it ...

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Milf4me

Goofd post mate and many pieces of excellent advice. However, for a beginner of around average height, not sure how vital the fitting is.

Thanks and back at you with your advise.

Always think just like the coaching and do it right first up. Would be a bugger to end up with a second hand set 1/2 inch longer and wonder why he's having to grip down all the time. Passed a good looking shop on 3rd Rd but I'm sure if he heads to The Golf Club or Colin golf Retox, Billabong someone will set him on the right track or even have a set for sale.

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Joethescot

If it's the one i passed by on my way to the driving range on third rd (incline hill is where range is.....can't remember name)then the shop is 

between Pattaya Klang(central road) and the driving range......meaning not as far up as range(closer to Soi lengkee &whatnot)

 

But yes i agree........better to get a decent set of 2nd hand clubs..........OP should have 1 lesson with pro at range i'm talking of

Guy is a scotsman from Edinburgh who's lived in pattaya for 20 odd years.....nice amicable guy

 

 

How much extra cash to bring own clubs on plane?......here in aus 20kg limit(which my bag weighs when leaving patts after  a month)not golf bag!

I think 35 kg is the next limit but i'm unsure of the extra charge......

Regarding travelling with golf clubs I have gotten rather lucky that flying from Scotland I use Emirates and its 30 kilos in as many bags as your want. So I am gonna stick my clubs in a pencil bag(less weight) and I should easily make the 30 kilos with my clubs and clothes. Last trip I brought far too much clothes,didn't know how good and easy to use the laundry ladies are.

 

The pencil bag is the way to go. I'm only carrying my clubs,shoes and a few balls and tees. No need for waterproofs I say...

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Joethescot

Joe - cheaper to buy in Scotland mate. That said, you can sometimes pick up a gem. I bought an old Ping G5 driver (13.5!!) which had been re-shafted.....love it.

On 3rd rd from Central/Klang towards the driving range (nr Pattaya Sport Club)...there are 2 shops (1 only does repair)...it has a big 'PING' sign...about a couple of hundred metres before the range.

I didn't even know there was a driving range. I'm not gonna lie my 1st trip I golfed out of LK Metro and drank around that area.

This trip I now know the city much betters so have a few things I want to do and I'm gonna add the driving range one afternoon most likely a weekend as I golf 3 times during the week. I am finding out Pattaya has much more to it than golf and women,lots to do in the afternoon when no golf.

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Joethescot

Mate - all beginners need 'cavity back' clubs; bigger sweet-spot and easier to hit. Those advertised clubs look like 'blades', suited for better players who want to be able to shape the ball flight.

 

Blade left - cavity right

Blade-vs-Cavity-Backs.jpg

Please don't buy blades it will be a nightmare learning with blades. Get a cavity back which is advertised as a game improver these will be spot on for you. I play off of 5 and my irons are as forgiving as hell,why would anyone want to make the game any harder for themselves than it already is.

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Joethescot

A lot of good advice from Lottellee,milf4me and Van Gogh please listen to it and go and enjoy the game of golf.

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Scuba+

 

 

The pencil bag is the way to go...

The pencil bag doesn't sit great on the trolleys out here. No one carries

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